HoopsHype Brandon Jennings rumors

November 16, 2013 Updates

Asked if Jennings broke a code by knocking a player, Smith said, “There’s no loyalty in this game. There’s no player-to-player loyalty, no loyalty to teams, no loyalty to anything in this game. I expect there should be that but there isn’t.” The Knicks put up with all of Smith’s off-the-court shenanigans because they feel if properly harnessed, Smith can turn into an All-Star this season. Smith was placed on the All-Star ballot Friday — the first time his name has appeared there. New York Post

November 15, 2013 Updates

The New York Knicks guard, who was fined $25,000 by the NBA last year for a racy tweet, had a new problem Thursday after an exchange with Detroit's Brandon Jennings that appeared to include a threat. "I'm always in trouble with Twitter," Smith said before the Knicks played Houston. "I don't know what it is. Trying to shake it." The New York Knicks guard, who was fined $25,000 by the NBA last year for a racy tweet, had a new problem Thursday after an exchange with Detroit's Brandon Jennings that appeared to include a threat. "I'm always in trouble with Twitter," Smith said before the Knicks played Houston. "I don't know what it is. Trying to shake it." NBA.com

But Smith denied any bad intent, saying he and Jennings have played together in the summer and had a good relationship. "There's a way to threaten somebody and that's not the way, to publicly threaten somebody," Smith said. NBA.com

November 14, 2013 Updates

Shortly after the Knicks' win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night, J.R. Smith responded with a tweet appearing to threaten to send his "street homies" to Detroit, presumably to confront Jennings. Smith also wrote that he had "no respect" for Jennings. ESPN.com

Brandon Jennings called out Chris Smith on Twitter Wednesday while complimenting friends who play ball overseas, “Wait, wait, wait JR smith brother is in the NBA but @PoohJeter & BBROWNLAU isn’t. Call me hater but not Rollin!!!” He later deleted the Tweet, thankfully Holly MacKenzie from Sportsnet retweeted it before the fact. beyondthebuzzer.com

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